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Scotts Valley

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
5030 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA  95066
United States of America
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State Assemblyman Mark Stone spoke about our State budget, budget priorities including senior programs, education, affordable housing, homelessness need for regional plan. Mark works diligently representing our District. We plan to invite him back since meeting attendees had more questions.” Cindy Schuette
 
 
 
Tina Friend, the City Manager for the City of Scotts Valley made a great presentation regarding the state of the City. “The updated General Plan for the city is in the works and will be completed within the year. The biggest problem facing the City of Scotts Valley is government funding.” Bill Holl
 
 
“At the City of Santa Cruz, Ms. Friend served as the Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the day-to-day operations of six departments and over 100 staff members, including the Planning and Community Development, Economic Development and Finance Departments, helped develop the annual $250 million budget and implementation of a fiscal sustainability plan, and other projects including the Warriors basketball arena, public safety initiatives, strategic planning, community engagement, and housing policy. She served on regional boards and committees such as the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, Chamber of Commerce, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, 9-1-1 Center and United Way, and cultivated strong partnerships with countywide leaders in public safety, tourism, neighborhood groups, business and non-profits, and local and state government. Ms. Friend holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
The Scotts Valley Senior Center 30th Anniversary. Our President represented our Rotary Club as one of their Sponsors this past Friday.
 
 
SC Senior Center Director Darshana Crosbrey is at the Sponsor Business Display proudly showing the Rotary Wheel.
Just a note- the SV Senior Ctr was designed by our own famous Architect and Past President Bill Holl; and Pres George H W Bush met there with Secret Service when he visited Earthquake damages in Oct 1989.
Cindy Schuette with Stephen Slade, after his presentation on the wild life tunnel.
 
 
Stephen Slade is the Executive Director of the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. Prior to that he worked for the Elkhorn Slough Foundation andar KUSP in Santa Cruz. The Land Trust of Santa Cruz is a non-profit organization who through private donations and some State support will be building the wildlife tunnel under Hwy 17 at Laurel Curve.
Supervisor Bruce McPherson also addressed the problem of what to do with plastics since China is no longer buying plastics. He was a wealth of information. So much to cover in so little time!
 
Cindy Schuette, our Rotary President, presenting a check from the SV Rotary to Santa Cruz Rotary Club President, Ross Condit, for their Guatemala Water project.  Santa Cruz chartered our club over 40 years ago and have been very supportive of our projects through the years.
 
 
Cindy making presentation of our Rotary Club donation to the Rotaractors Big West Conference coming up on October 25-27 in Vancouver, Canada. Rotaractors receiving the donation were: Derek Ngyuen and Angel Solares.
 
Sign Up for the Glenwood Preserve Hike on November 11!!  Be at the Scotts Valley High School Parking Lot 10 a.m. Wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, long pants and sleeves recommended. And you get to hike with the District Governor Ramesh and Rotarian Spouse Shoba who will hike along with us! We return by 12:00 Noon!
 
 
The walk is about 2 to 2.5 miles and through beautiful grasslands and woodlands. Our guide will be Bryan Largay of the Santa Cruz Land Trust. The hike is open to members and friends and is free. Interactors welcome!!
 
 

“...Bryan Largay, spoke briefly about a few of the 45 properties owned and managed by the Land Trust that is funded through grants, private donations/foundations and income bearing properties that they manage (leased farmlands).” Cindy Schuette
We will leave from the Shugart Parking lot ‪at 10:00AM‬ and be back by 12:00PM


https://www.landtrustsantacruz.org/…/glenwood-open-space-p…/ ——Please signup at meetings or let Cindy know how many in your party at (831) 818-5506.

Rita Ousterhout from UCSC IGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) Stable Vaccines Research Program was our speaker with Marcella Mirabelli, and another team member. ”Their team’s project is to develop-engineer ways to improve thermal stability of vaccines by adding proteins. An application to help food supply and prevent Newcastle disease that kill chickens.”
 
Past-President Bill Holl starting the meeting with a song on guitar, helped by beautiful voice of our current President, Cindy Schuette.
Our forever Sargent-At-Arms Marc Winquist with his special thank you reward hat.
 
Zeda Dowell made a great presentation and shared with us how life is for a girl being born Muslim, the culture, religion, values, and how men of good will are all born the same.
 
 
Mark Adato, Community Outreach/Events Coordinator of Monterey Bay Community Power(MBCP)made a great presentation! He described how this innovative, locally controlled, not for profit, Community Power provides cleaner energy at a lower cost, while supporting low-income rate payers, and funding local renewable energy projects!
 
 
 
 
 
Bill Holl, past President, Cindy Schuette, President,Tanya Krause Superintendent, Michael Hansen, Principal of SVHS, Randy Klein in the foreground, and Principals from the Middle and Elementary Schools receiving a check from our Rotary.
 
 
Teacher Recognition Breakfast, from left to right is Cindy Schuette, Rotary of Scotts Valley President, Michele Steward, Assistant Superintendent, Tanya Krause, Superintendent of the Scotts Valley School District, and Randy Klein, from the Tutoring Club, and substitute Physics teacher at the SVHS and also our dear Rotarian!
 
 
 
Carol Childers, Associate Program Director at Meals On Wheels (MOW) made a presentation to our club. She has been providing services at MOW for 25 years! This is a meal service to those who needs the most and it includes a personal contact which is fundamental and complimentary to this service—Food for the body and for the soul! Thank you so much Carol for so many years of dedication and services for so many years!
 
Maggie Ivy stated 75 % of our visitors are from California and mostly within 3 hours of Santa Cruz. Approximately 13% are international. The remaining are from other states. Check the publications for all kinds of programs and incredible places to go just around the corner from our houses! https://www.santacruz.org/
 
 
 
 
Stew Roth, PG&E Senior Public Safety Specialist and Rob Morse, Senior Manager for the Central Coast made a great presentation.
Much has improved on the ways to be prepared and to prevent wildfires. Extreme wind, temperature, and dry conditions on the ground are continuously monitored and as needed notifications will go out and power must be shut down to avoid uncontrollable fires. Visit the website for all info needed, stay connected, and plan to have your own generator if anyone in your family depends on electricity for life supporting devices.  Visit pge.com/wildfiresafety 
 
Attend OPEN HOUSE! Fire Prevention/ Community Wildfire Safety Program on August 5, at the Louden Nelson Ctr. from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
 
 
 
Four generations of Rotary Club presidents, from R to L: Cindy Schuette - our current Rotary President, Bill Holl - President of the Rotary Club of Scotts Valley for the past 2 years, Karen McNamara - past President of the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley and current Assistant Governor District 5170, and President-Elect Patrizia Materassi.
 
 
Bill Holl, his wife Gine Johnson, and Ron Sekkel!
 
 
 
 
Tanya Krause, Principal at Scotts Valley Unified School District, and Kim Shultz, Board Trustee, presented on the School District accomplishments for the year, including an update of the successful completion of the Middle School construction project; on a new program to serve at risk and other students which has potential to increase the number of students in the District therefore increase reven...ues; professional development for staff; their renewed support to Mark Andrews environmental programs including the GreenTeam and the Marine Debris Program and many more.
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Tanya has now a “corporate” type membership recently approved and activated which allows teachers, Board members, and staff to alternate with Tanya to attend our Rotary meetings. Welcome aboard Tanya!! We are so please to have you as part of our club!
 
Mark Andrews and Patrizia Materassi. The Sustainability Committee chaired by Patrizia was instrumental in enhancing the GreenTeam programs at the SVHS. The Sustainability Committee pledges to continue offering in kind support to the GreenTeam and Marine Debris Program at the school, with the goal to help SVHS become an Ocean Guardian School elegível for 4 more years of grants. https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ocean_guardian/
 
Mark Andrews with Carrie Birkhofer, one of our dear Rotary members, after a great presentation. The Scotts Valley GreenTeam leaded by Mark Andrews has gone over and beyond any expectations! Just check out the school drought tolerant, toxic chemical free campus landscaping, the organic garden, movie with NOAA, few grants and more coming with our Rotary Club and the NOAA Ocean Guardian School Program, connections with City Hall, and local business community, without mention the involvement of at risk students and more! Congratulations to Mark and his students at the Scotts Valley High School!
 
 
 
 

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